Archive for Mar 28, 2013

Apple patents wrap-around AMOLED display

Apple patents wrap-around AMOLED display

This week Apple's industrial designers and inventors have found their way back into the USPTO with a patent filing for a wrap-around display. This means that you'll have a device that's got a display that's wrapping around its sides rather than just sitting on the front - AMOLED in technology, too. You'll have brightness and light coming at you from all directions!

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AT&T Samsung GALAXY S 4 pre-orders begin April 16, priced at $250

AT&T Samsung GALAXY S 4 pre-orders begin April 16, priced at $250

Hot on the heels of UK pre-orders going live today for the GALAXY S 4, AT&T has announced that they will be opening up pre-orders for the new device on April 16. Those interested will be able to reserve a unit at $250 a pop after signing a new two-year contract. However, AT&T didn't mention a release date for the device.

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Microsoft announces Play To Earn rewards on Xbox Live

Microsoft announces Play To Earn rewards on Xbox Live

In an effort to get Xbox Live users to play more of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade games, the company will be launching a new "Play To Earn" rewards system on Xbox Live on April 1 that will reward gamers with free items and Microsoft Points in exchange for playing XBLA games. The new program is only available to Xbox Live Reward members, so if you aren't a member, get signed up now to take advantage of the new rewards.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 pre-orders now live in the UK

Samsung GALAXY S 4 pre-orders now live in the UK

We're all waiting eagerly for Samsung's new flagship smartphone to release into the ether, but it's still a month away from its April 26 debut in the UK. However, Brits are now able to pre-order the GALAXY S 4 starting today at several wireless carriers and online retailers, including Amazon and Carphone Warehouse.

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GDC 2013 award winners announced, Journey takes the cake

GDC 2013 award winners announced, Journey takes the cake

The 2013 Game Developers Conference has been going on all week long, and the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony was held last night. Out of the 11 total awards that were given out, Journey took home six of them. The indie video game was released just over a year ago as a PS3 exclusive, and it's been all the rage as of late.

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Mars could be hit by a comet next year

Mars could be hit by a comet next year

A few years ago Jupiter was hit by several chunks of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 after the comet broke apart. The massive gravity of Jupiter ripped that comet into pieces and those chunks collided with the planet. Since Jupiter has such a thick atmosphere, all we could see were the effects the impact had on the thick atmosphere.

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BlackBerry posts $94 million profit in Q4 2013, founder leaving company

BlackBerry posts $94 million profit in Q4 2013, founder leaving company

BlackBerry released its quarterly earnings for its Q4 2013 fiscal quarter, and the company brought in $2.7 billion in revenue, with $94 million of that being cold-hard profit. This is up from $14 million during the last quarter. Furthermore, BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis -- who was the company's co-CEO until January 2012 -- has announced that he's leaving the company.

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Facebook says paying gamers surge by 24%

Facebook says paying gamers surge by 24%

When it comes social networking on the Internet, Facebook is the site most people go to. Facebook has been trying all sorts of ways to generate more revenue from the approximately 1,000,000,000 members it has all around the world. One of the ways that Facebook is trying to squeeze money out of these members is with video games that users can pay to play.

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Amazon Prime Instant Video to get new original comedy pilot called Betas

Amazon Prime Instant Video to get new original comedy pilot called Betas

Streaming video services are working hard to differentiate themselves from each other in the mind of the consumer. One way some of the major streaming video services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video are looking to set themselves apart are with original TV shows that can't be seen anywhere else. Amazon has announced that it is working on a new original comedy pilot that will be exclusive to Prime Instant Video.

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Netflix announces Sense8 original science fiction show for 2014

Netflix announces Sense8 original science fiction show for 2014

Netflix has turned itself into the most popular paid video streaming destination on the Internet. Netflix works hard and get all sorts of new content from television studios and movie studios. The company also has a few original series that it produces and offers exclusively to its streaming subscribers.

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Jaguar offers pricing details on new XKR-S GT and more

Jaguar offers pricing details on new XKR-S GT and more

Over the years, I've seen a number of Jaguar sports cars and luxury vehicles, and none of them really jumped out as something I would like to own. I thought the new F-type was a good-looking vehicle, it just didn't have anything about it that made me want one. Not too long ago, a new Jaguar sports car turned up called the XKR-S GT, and I want one incredibly bad.

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Infiniti Q50 sport sedan gets official in New York

Infiniti Q50 sport sedan gets official in New York

Infiniti is showing its vehicles at the 2013 New York Auto Show. One of the new vehicles that has been unveiled is called the Infiniti Q50 Sports Sedan. Infiniti says that this vehicle was developed with lots of help from three-time world champion Formula One racing driver Sebastian Vettel.

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